Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera poses with his world record time after winning the 1,500m final at the indoor athletics Grand Prix at Arena Birmingham. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera outduelled compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to break the world indoor 1,500 metres record in Birmingham on Saturday. Tefer(...)

 Members of Sanctuary Runners participating in the Waterstown park-run. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘How do you spell that?” “H.I.C.H.A.M... Hicham.” “Ah, like Hicham El Guerrouj?” “Yes! Hicham El Guerrouj, 1,500m world record. You know him?” “Ye(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

 Paula Radcliffe:  faces having her 2003 women’s marathon world record of two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds expunged due to proposed new measures:  Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Innocent athletes worried that their world and European records will be struck off received an apology on Tuesday from the official who proposed the r(...)

I only met Lance once, briefly, at the start of the 2008 Boston Marathon, when someone asked could they take a photo.

It’s billed as a ‘fireside chat’ with Lance Armstrong, next Friday week, at a sporting conference at the RDS. And like a lot of people I’m still tryin(...)

New Zealand’s Nick Willis: “In Rio it’s just about getting down to business and trying to make amends for London.” Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

There is something particularly heroic about the Olympian who keeps coming back for more, although in the event still billed as the blue ribbon of tra(...)